Ron Rider rolls into the Big Apple Friday and Saturday for a Rider Boot Co. trunk show. Ron pulls out all the stops when it comes to samples, leathers and colors. This show will be quite a treat as Ron introduces several great looking new models, many seen for the first time here. There will be plenty to look at and Ron and I will be on hand to assist you with made to order boots. If you’re a boot guy or gal you won’t want to miss it.
The Rider show also marks the debut of our new Leffot “Ivy” Loafer in Horween unlined shell cordovan. These loafers are handsewn in Maine, and true moccasin construction. This is our first Leffot shoe, which we collaborated with Ron Rider on; needless to say we’re very excited about them. Here’s a sneak peek to wet you whistle. The Ivy will be available at the show in unglazed natural (shown) with navy, dark cognac, and color 6 coming soon.
Genuine Horween Shell Cordovan Unlined
Photos courtesy of Ron Rider, thanks Ron
“What’s a moccasin?” It’s a type of shoe construction, not a style or design statement. Simply put, handsewn moccasin construction surrounds your foot in leather. It enables the shoe to conform to your foot naturally. Quoddy footwear is made with very few pieces of leather that are sewn together by hand there are no glue, staples, plastic molding, or other more “advanced” processes involved. Quoddy shoes are fully leather lined and adapt to your foot, rather than the other way around. These shoes are incredibly comfortable, and a classic American casual.
Canoe Moccasin in Horween Black Chromexcel Leather
Quoddy harkens back to the time when hand-made was the norm, when output was measured in dozens, not thousands. At Quoddy, one person handsews your shoes at their bench – the quality of that pair is a testament to the individual skill that went into making them.
Masleet Blucher in Horween Navy Chromexcel Leather
Our new Gaziano & Girling shoe is the Hove. This derby has a hand-sewn apron on a soft square toe box. It’s beautifully finished and can easily be worn as either a casual shoe or with a navy or gray suit.
The Hove in Vintage Cedar on the MH71 Last